The European Parliamentary elections were set for June 7, a decision of the Romanian government adopted on Wednesday rules. Last week, the government approved an emergency ordinance modifying Law 33/2007 on the organization and procedures of the European Parliamentary elections, Romanian news agency NewsIn informs.

According to the new provisions, parties, political alliances and national minority organizations can associate at the national level only, based on a common protocol for the European Parliamentary elections. An electoral alliance formed in previous elections - irrespective of the goal of the alliance - has the right to preserve the same name if the members are the same. Another provision forbids the involvement of youngsters below 16 years old for the distribution of electoral materials.

Moreover, the electoral materials must not convey the colors of the Romanian flag nor any other flag. Local authorities have to provide special billboards for the electoral materials.